Audition ★★★★½

The juxtaposition between the slice-of-life and the unimaginably painful body horror is somehow the best way to illustrate the theme of this movie. Privileges that some people take for granted (power, money, being male in a patriarchal society, etc.) may seem mundane on the surface, but underneath lurks sexism, mistreatment, loneliness, violence, and the cries of the marginalized and misunderstood.

This is my first Miike film and I'm already loving his style and his approach to horror. I'm also learning about his take on Japanese society, which was another fascinating thing about this film from an outsider's perspective.

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